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In a Scenic Valley South of Beirut, a Classic Tale of Lebanese Corruption

The World Bank pulled the plug on construction of the Bisri Dam, making it the latest failed government adventure, but for residents and environmentalists, it might be best

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Lebanese protesters hold placards during a protest against the Bisri Dam project, in the Bisri Valley, southeast of Beirut, Lebanon, March 10, 2019.
Lebanese protesters hold placards during a protest against the Bisri Dam project, in the Bisri Valley, southeast of Beirut, Lebanon, March 10, 2019.Credit: Mohammed Zaatari,AP